Founders Harvest Ale - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gosox8787:
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Chilled since buying. Really fresh, as the bottle is labelled as 10/4/12, so this is barely two weeks old.
Appearance: Deep golden yellow to very light orange in color. Pours a slight white head that recedes into a light lacing. Sticks well to the glass.
Aroma: Fresh tropical hop character explodes upfront. Lots of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit notes. Very lush, with minimal malt character.
Taste; The fresh hops are really apparent here and they give a really nice tropical fruit hop note to this beer. Tons of sweet honey, mango, pineapple and just a hint of bitter pine to balance this out. Really nice balance throughout.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied and very crisp and drinkable.
Overall, a really stellar IPA. The fresh tropical hop notes really pop yet remain really drinkable. One of the better non local IPA's I've had in a very long time. Obviously the freshness helps a lot in that regard, but the flavor profile is really nice. A new favorite of mine. Vastly exceeded my expectations.
Serving type: bottle
10-15-2012 00:56:20 | More by Gosox8787
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